Emma Stone can't make it to the Arcadia prom in late April, but a group of Arcadia students had a lot of fun making a "Promposal" video which ended up going viral around the world in just a couple days. Jacob Staudenmaier, a Junior, recreated the opening scene traffic jam of the Oscar-nominated "La La Land" movie in the Arcadia High School parking lot and rewrote the lyrics to ask Oscar winner and Scottsdale native Emma Stone to the AHS prom. Emma is filming in London until late May so she had to decline the invitation. She sent a personal note to Jacob stating that it was the "greatest proposal" she had ever received and she was very "grateful". Numerous students & others were critical to the successful production - Senior Alli Gooch did all of the filming and Sophomore Dash McDonald assisted with the filming process and editing. AHS Film Instructor Eric Luse supervised the production and was a huge help during the filming process. Principal Nathan Slater was supportive of the project and permitted the filming to take place at the AHS parking lot. Other AHS students participating in the video were Elle Overs, Lindsay Formica, Riley Johnson, Grant Loftin, Matthew Schlenker, Aidan Weber, Max McCauley, Gabby Ranger, Cassie Johnson, John Eger, Dallas Greene & Carson Charlton.
See Jacob's Good Morning America Interview HERE.
What great publicity for Arcadia! WAY TO GO TITANS!!!
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Focus: Digital Citizenship
Where: Arcadia's Mt Olympus
minutes presented and voted on at August General Meeting
Info shared at the Digital Citizenship PTO General Meeting is below. The first three websites were highly recommended by Mr. Huffman:
April 20, 10am, Mt. Olympus
The Arcadia English Department is delighted to announce that acclaimed ﬁction writer Edward Falco will be giving an online reading for our Titan students inside Mt. Olympus. Mr. Falco, who teaches in the MFA Program for Creative Writing at Virginia Tech University, is the author of several novels, including Winter in Florida (1990), A Dream With Demons (1997), Wolf Point (2005), and Saint John of the Five Boroughs (2009). He is also the author of The Family Corleone (2012), which was developed from a screenplay by Mario Puzo, and the historical crime novel Toughs (2014), which, according to Publisher's Weekly "adeptly captures the dichotomy of the times-from the ruthlessness of life in the Bronx to the glittering revues of The Cotton Club." Mr. Falco's short stories have appeared in countless publications, as well, including The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, and TriQuarterly. They have also been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Needless to say, we are honored to welcome Mr. Falco onto our campus for this important literary event.
If you talk about an Arcadia teacher with a lot of energy… you are probably talking about Mrs. Brodison! This year she is teaching Government, Econ, AP Psychology, and AVID. In addition, she has been teaching a Macro Econ class at Rio Salado College since 2008. She has 17 years of teaching experience, with the last three at Arcadia. Her education includes:
Mrs. Brodison is continually expanding her knowledge. For example, last summer, she completed training for AP Psychology and AVID. In addition, in October 2016, she attended the National Conference for Econ Teachers. She also works closely with the Az Council of Economic Educators and is an active member of TOPSS (Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools) which is
the voice of high school psychology teachers within the American Psychological Association.
Mrs. Brodison truly enjoys teaching at Arcadia. When asked, she was happy to describe her AP Psychology class. She explained: “It is a year-long college level Psychology class through which students can earn college credit if they do well on the AP Exam in May.” She says teenagers can really relate to the curriculum. “They are going through so many changes, and the class gives them a better understanding of themselves, siblings, and friends.”
FAVORITE THING ABOUT TEACHING:
Being with the students, helping them along the way. Instilling an interest in government and economics, discussing current events and controversial issues.
HOBBIES OR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHEN NOT WORKING
I love dancing, going to the gym, sewing, boating, camping, fishing, and more.
DOG OR CAT?
Both! I especially love my two Pugs, Tonka Truck and Mac Truck. (They have been on ANN!)
A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
In AZ, it is just me, my husband and our Pugs. However, my two sisters, brother-in-law, nephew, and my mom live in California.
WHAT MAKES YOU PROUD?
My education, my home, my family and being a teacher!
Submitted by Amanda McCauley Spring 2017
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